Bad news. We had to say good-bye to Kitty
last night. We gave her a proper burial at sea, as it were. It's for the best. She was suffering from dropsy. She hung on for so long it was admirable. That's not really a thing I should say but she didn't respond to any treatment. When it's your time to go, it's your time to go. Now, we have to find Bad Ass
some new friends.
Several weeks ago, 3rd week in January I believe, I moved Nikki Finn
to the lower tank because there was too much stress & tension what with 2 males. I moved the Neon Tetras with her. She seems to keep getting bigger & bigger even tho she gave birth to 9(?) fry. Only 3 survived. Her girth didn't slim down. 3 days ago I noticed 4 more fry scrounging along! I've read that Mollies
can hold on to their babies for an inordinate amount of time. But this long? For 3 extra weeks? I'll be on the lookout for more. And she's still HUGE! She's 2"x1". Nikki
is such a subtle beauty & her size allows me to appreciate this more. Her velvet scales, the iredescent design on her underbelly, the sea green of her gills. I find her to be a gem. Still, she looks very
pregnant. However demanding she is, and she is demanding, I just melt. So, instead of Aquariums I have Maternity Wards. Now, I know Mollies
are quite prolific. The present dilemma is where do I put these buggers? If you have ideas please let me know.
Sunday before last, January 31st, I adopted 2 females. A Silver Lyre-tail Mollie & A Black & White mottled Mollie. I knew the b/w one was pregnant so this is my doing. I named her Cele'ste. She gave birth to @ 24 fry the very next day. The very next day.
24 ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, my. What shall I do?This surprised me. I thought Girls need a safe & secure place to give birth. I assume this is why Nikki
held on to hers for so long. And, and, get this, both girls are preggers again. I did this to myself.